Garlic prawns with Asian puy lentils

Garlic prawns with Asian puy lentils

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus marinating

Easy

Serves 4
Don't dismiss lentils too quickly - they're filling, healthy and easy to combine with other flavours, as this dish proves.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.89g
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Ingredients

  • 400g raw, peeled tiger prawn, defrosted if frozen
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 200g Puy lentil
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sesame seed, toasted
  • bunch coriander, leaves roughly chopped

Method

  1. Place the prawns in a shallow dish. Mix together half the finely chopped chilli, lime zest and juice, garlic and oil, then pour over the prawns. Cover and chill for 20 mins to marinate.

  2. Meanwhile, put the lentils in a pan, cover with twice their depth in water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15-20 mins until tender. Top up the water if you need to.

  3. To make the dressing, put the remaining chopped chilli, the soy, honey and vinegar into a small bowl and stir together. Drain the lentils, then tip into a large bowl. Spoon over almost all the dressing while the lentils are hot, tip in the sesame seeds, then mix well.

  4. Heat a frying pan until really hot. Lift the prawns out of the marinade, then fry for 1-2 mins each side until pink and lightly golden. Pour in the marinade and bring to the boil. Fold the chopped coriander through the lentils, then spoon onto serving plates. Top with the prawns and any pan juices.

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lisacowie
22nd Aug, 2017
5.05
Loved this! I used a pouch of lentils to make it a very quick meal.
catie74
7th Jun, 2016
Delicious as a lunch. Agree with others for a main meal I add cod, haddock or salmon or even tofu
Gerlache
31st Mar, 2016
Delicious. I expected to like it, but I thought my husband would hate it (says he doesn't like lentils); he keeps asking when we're having it again.
lobsterpot1
7th Feb, 2015
Agree with previous comment. Could have done with an extra ingredient like salmon.
helen707
15th Sep, 2014
5.05
Really tasty recipe, family loved it. Used some salmon too, as not enough prawns, and worked really well , will make again!
susiegoggin
22nd May, 2013
5.05
I was surprised how delicious and filling this dish was. I used cooked prawns and had no corriander but really enjoyed the flavours. Would definitely make again.
lucylacy
31st Mar, 2013
4.05
Very good and tasty but gave it only four out of five as there are so many fantastic recipes on this site that are even better. Well worth a try though.
lucylacy
28th Jan, 2013
4.05
Very tasty but watch that you do as the recipe says, not like me as I added things to the marinade that should have been left until the end. The portion size looked a bit small, especially for my husband, but it was deceptive as it was quite filling
notmyname
27th Jan, 2013
4.05
I have to admit I loved the prawns but hated the suggested honey/soy sauce for the lentils so ended up cooking my lentils as I usually do - in veg stock with a couple of cloves of garlic, some parsley stalks and a bay leaf and this made a great (if small) dish. Perhaps it was my honey or the rice wine vinegar but it was just not a nice dressing. We've made prawns like this a couple of times since and will continue to make our adapted version.
Yuliya.s
18th Jan, 2013
3.05
Not sure about this one. I thought I would love it... but I didn't :(. I think this is just my personal opinion though.

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